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Bishops Crown Chilli

Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum 'Bishops Crown'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Bishops Crown Chilli Overview

Bishops crown chilli is grown for the edible fruit it produces that resembles a Catholic Bishop's Crown or flying saucer like. The heat of the chilli is classified as medium. It is popular in the culinary world because it is not as strong as most chilli peppers making it acceptable to more consumers - it is still potent though!

Common problems with Bishops Crown Chilli

Susceptible to aphids, mites and fungus.

    How to harvest Bishops Crown Chilli

    Harvest fruit once they have matured and turned red. Often in short summers, it is only the second season!

    How to propagate Bishops Crown Chilli

    Seed

    Sow seeds in spring, fruit matures about 90-100 days after germination.

    Special features of Bishops Crown Chilli

    Pot plant

    Will grow in containers, but increase the watering and make sure the pot drains well.

    Crop rotation

    Rotate with alternative crops like rootcrops, cabbage familly, legumes like peas and light feeders like salads.

    Other uses of Bishops Crown Chilli

    Medicinal

    Eating the fruit stimulates the circulatory system, and it is a gastrointestinal detoxifier.

    Edible

    Fruit is edible, the body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild, use fresh or dried as a vegetable, raw, cooked or stuffed.